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Lisciano Niccone (Perugia province)

A town of western Umbria: 43°14.8N, 12°08.2E. Altitude: 314 m. Population in 2003: 660.

[image ALT: A small public square, occupied mainly by a circular plinth with in its center a truncated obelisk on a cubical base, the whole thing about 4 meters tall. On the obelisk a marble plaque inscribed with a list of names. In the background, a few 3‑story buildings and a street that seems to lead to a low hill, which, however, is shrouded in clouds. It is the main square of Lisciano Niccone in Umbria and its Monument to the War Dead.]

The main square, with the Monument to the War Dead.

Lisciano Niccone is a village on the westernmost fringe of Umbria, 17 km SW of Umbertide, about 10 km N of Tuoro and Lake Trasimeno as the crow flies, and 20 km E of Cortona in Tuscany.

The town itself has good remains of a 12c castello; about 5 km away, in the frazione Val di Rosa, the church of S. Nicolò was home to St. Peter Damian and now houses an early 16c altar predella by a pupil of Perugino, Eusebio di S. Giorgio. And while it's true that the most striking sight in the immediate area, the castle of Pierle, lies across the border in Tuscany — Lisciano is still the closest place for the visitor to stay.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Lisciano, if briefly, and walked some of the surrounding area. In the meanwhile, you might find it marginally useful to read the Mar. 20, 2004 entry of my diary; but for further (and much better) information, you should see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Lisciano includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, usually of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a complete list of them follows.

Crocicchia • Gosparini (sometimes also: Cosparini) • Pian di Marte • Reschio • S. Martino • Val di Rose

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